Worldwide Executive of Music and Marketing, Electronic Arts
Redwood City, California
Steve Schnur, 40, creates the soundtrack for all
"It is odd and ridiculous that my friends in the record industry expect young people to discover and listen to music the same way they did. Radio and TV are mediums we grew up in. Video games and the Internet are today.
The gaming industry has experimented with music since the mid-1990s. When Trent Reznor [of Nine Inch Nails] did a song for [the game] Quake, it was a big deal. It really opened people's eyes to the possibilities. The problem was that we kept talking about it for another 10 years. Now we are finally at the point where we are launching new artists and new music.
I am not here to compete with
A version of this article appeared in the July/August 2007 issue of Fast Company magazine.